History of Railroads in California

History of the California end of the Transcontinental Railroad, and other historic trains and historic railroads in the San Francisco Bay Area. Key System Scrapbook Key System electric transit in the East Bay area from the beginning to the end of WWII. Also the Richmond Shipyard Railway to the Kaiser… Continue reading

Mission/Rancho Era – 1700s

Milpitas was along the route taken by the De Anza Expedition, and between Mission San Jose and Mission Santa Clara. There is a sign posted near the intersection of Calaveras and Milpitas Blvd., near City Hall, showing where the expedition passed through. Adobe Peralta House The Peralta Adobe is San… Continue reading

Ethnic History & Culture

Ethnic Melting Pot

“This [country] will in a few years become a…colony; instead of [their] learning our language, we must learn theirs, or live as in a foreign country.” – Advice to German immigrants from Benjamin Franklin, publisher of die Philadelphische Zeitung, the first German newspaper in America, 1751. Immigrants speaking other languages… Continue reading

Pioneer Era – 1800s in Silicon Valley

Little Cornfields

In the 1800s the Mexicans, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the Transcontental Railroad transformed the Bay Area from a bunch of sleepy cattle ranches to a booming economy. Read More About the California Pioneer Era Milpitas Images of America by Robert Burrill $21.95 or $25 with author signature.… Continue reading

Wind Storm, October 22, 2000

Fred Examines Tree

Wind Storm Blasts its Way Through Milpitas Dateline: October 22, 2000 By Ann Zeise Several people were injured when trees fell upon them during heavy winds. Power lines were knocked down and several sections of the city were without power at various times throughout the day. Some new construction at… Continue reading

Indigenous People (Indians) of Silicon Valley

History of the Ohlone Indians who inhabited the south San Francisco Bay region of California. Bloody Island Massacre To this day, the US Army, State of California, or County of Lake, have made no attempt to apologize for nearly annihilating the innocent Pomo people of Bodanapotti. California Powwow Calendar Check… Continue reading

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